AntiGay Marriage Amendment Falls Short In U.S. Congress
While serious problems drown this nation and planet, Congress spent more time on divisive politics today. An antiGay marriage amendent to the U.S. Constitution fell short of the required 2/3 vote in the U.S. House earlier today.
Basicly, right leaning politicians will take the message of this home and banter this around instead of offering intelligent answers to voters about gas prices that have nearly doubled since the 2003 Iraq War, the North Korea or MidEast crisis, or the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Interestingly, because a state court in Massachusetts acted in accord with the separation of powers given to the states within the context of the U.S. Constitution to decide who is qualified for seek marriage within the state, then right wing politicians feel that the Federal government must step in. But with abortion because the U.S. Supreme Court has decided this issue at the Federal level with the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, then the political right would like to overturn this ruling and give the power back to the state and local governments and courts to decide. There is no consistent reading of the separation of local, state or Federal powers with the political right, just whatever tends to serve their purposes at any given moment. And to confuse and to confound matters, useless political terms such as "activist" judges are banterted around that offer no real understanding or meaning at all.